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in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while we had mentally took note they would be on the similar weekends, we were of course needing to really communicate with each other, and make sure we did all the things in the background that no one ever sees and talks to each other to make sure things happen smoothly, and i want to give big kudos to ed risin and all the others in transportation and advising people to take public transportation and emphasize that in all of our major international and worldwide and world seize of events that happened in the city. >> >> whether it's america's cup or fleet week or some incredible music on the bluegrass side of the city as well as just neighborhood events that we continue to invite we shined very well because we did do the right emphasis and we encou
. the ideas are transplanted and that is the greatness of our city. we're an international city. we want to show what ideas are coming out of the far east, china, malaysia, the philippines, singapore as well as all over from europe. perhaps from africa and south america. we can learn from that just as we have done with concepts like sunday streets where people take back the streets and start having fun in our urban communities and bringing out the children to enjoy the environment. this is our future generations so we have to have the best ideas. how to keep our environment and our strong. i want to tell you that there are a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for keeping our city grain trade we have at least three different projects that we have been focused on for a number of years. i have had the privilege with working with mohammed and our city engineers to accomplish this. most importantly with our community leaders and volunteers throughout every part of our neighborhoods. i hope that you do you is your time and take advantage of our wonderful weather to go out and do as many doors as
is extraordinary city with huge students and hosting responsibilities and an international city with a lot of visitors and with mta what is going on each week and do we have overlap with the bluegrass or fleet week or with the giants like we did. how do we marshal the officers and the parking transit? we can do it and it takes heavy lifting and resources and we learned how to make it more sustainable and to get that level up. having the streetcars and the buses ready in a good state of repair so there are not break downs requiring lead time in the events and look at the procurement cycles and get ahead and have a milestone of this cycle buying this many extra vehicles. we are looking at this now and the workshops -- we had one with the community, the one in december are that opportunity to make sure we're on the right track with their experience. a woman today talked about the experience of crowded trains for the games and i found that too and we have the opportunity for more frequency and reliability and how to make that work and build it into the finance mechanism. mta is very much
often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing forth the things that we have done and the things that we enjoy doing and placing it into a recognized celebration that goes for a long time, so i am proud to launch this here in san francisco, and if i may to not only let you know that it's a great honor to have the italian ambassador here in the united states. it's a great honor for it to be proclaimed italian culture day in san francisco. if i may present this to the counsel general. [applause] >> thank you and one more word of italian that i could do is gracia because i do have a mazatti waiting for me. >> it's right out in front. >> i won't ruin your language but we're proud here to be hosting this and we're going to be of course doing more in celebration and then i will get to have a chance to visit washington dc on the experience they have as well, so thank you very much everybody. [app
have every right to have an opinion about san francisco. we are an international city and beacon in many ways, but i think that also speaks volumes, and in terms of public opinion in san francisco, and in terms of the swrog bee poll that was mentioned about people in san francisco not offended by non sexual nudity. i suspect that if you insert questions about "would you like to have naked people seven days a week standing on a corner near your house?" i am willing to bet that poll result would change. fundamentally i disagree with the argument. the logic goes if we ban one thing, anything, we might as well ban everything and be a fascist society and therefore don't ban anything or we going to become like that. i
it an international city, but only part of it is an international city. the rest of it, there's this enormous murder rate. there are a lot of schools in trouble. >> but has he gone on to a political reset? your article has rahm emanuel 2.0. >> i mean he's reset in the sense that he's in charge of a city now. he's not whipping congressmen into shape. he's not a chief of staff in the white house. so he's reset his demeanor. but i think if you talk to people who cover him all the time in chicago, he comes in on a kind of reformist theme and yet there's no transparency in there. he replaces the ethics committee without any public input. he's wealthy so he's not somebody who is going to take kickbacks. but the system around him is difficult to change. i don't know if he's up to changing it. you have jesse jackson jr. >> can i ask about him quickly. what led to this downfall? >> it's a corruption case. i mean he's involved in -- >> that's the politics in general? >> he's involved with a major corporation that a h a slush fund and there's a federal investigation. the corporation got raided a month before h
here in our very exciting part of our city, the international part where so many millions of visitors come every year. in fact, last year in 2011, over 16.3 million visitors came to san francisco and most of them found their way to unit square to the best shopping in the world. this is the center for arts and culture and of course it is our innovation capitol of the world and we are doing all of the right things to continue our success in the city. part of that success, is to work with great corporate citizens like unico and their efforts to make sure that they give their best effort to hire san franciscoans. today we celebrate not just a flag ship store but a store that has made corporate responsibility at the helm of their friend. there is over 500 people that they have already hired in this store. that is a fabulous contribution. they have worked that magic with our office of economic development, having spent weeks to train people who may not have gotten this opportunity. but for their out reach in this store, and then, they created a buzz and excitement in our city. i know that p
this city, and in making what it is, the city that is international, innovative and open. it's difficult to name names but let me mention angela rosy and judge misconnie and in city hall and in the hearts and minds of san franciscans. let me mention ap geny and found an important bank and the inventor what we call the micro credit and helped the city recover from the big earthquake of 1906. guy mo roller who was the founder, established the opera in san francisco, by the way there's an italian directing the opera and laurence fergetty and 93 and good friend of the community. he is the father of the b generations and the guy that started the culture revolution of the 60's and 70's so in many ways italians have made lasting contribution to this city and the silicon valley. there is an important engineer that developed the first micro prosser for intel, so it's a tremendous foundation to celebrate italian culture 2013. also i was reminded by our pastors that san francisco gets its name from an italian man and holly man. it is noted. >> >> for kindness and compassion and generosity and i
oysters could be lost. >>> the sound of gunfire may soon echo across the runways at san jose international airport. city council members have given the green light last night for a plan that lets airport workers fire off guns to scare birds from the runways that would only be as a last resort, mind you. if noisemakers and blankets don't work. oakland and sfo already do it. san jose has reported 180 bird strikes since 2009. >>> talk about create testify. bart workers are using inflatable dancers to shoo birds a w it's to keep birds from laying eggs there. taxpayers are paying $5 million for them. that's $17,000 per nest for the birds. >> there you go. >>> the fate of a dog park in the east bay is in limbo. they didn't have enough votes to make a move on the dog play area at astro park. nowhere along lake merritt are dogs allowed off leash. animal fans want to turn a corner at lakeshore avenue and macarthur boulevard into a dog park. opponents say it's the right idea but the wrong location. the city council will take the issue up again on december 18. >>> 4:57 right now. mission accomplished
and genitals were hitting and i want the city to host these events and international events and small events that are not pride, that are not folsom that would be affected. >> you're with folsom as well. we did address the legislation for that specific concern and those events would not be impacted but thank you. i appreciate the perspective next speaker. >> my name is charles harris. i'm a resident and san refeal and advocate for body freedom and nature foundation and improving the awareness of these activities throughout north america. in 2009 the association commission had polling firm to conduct a poll of the attitude of californians towards nudity. the margin of error is plus or minus 3%. question number five was "do you agree or disagree that you are personally offended by the non sexual nudity of others". the responses were as follows. strongly agree and somewhat agree and somewhat disagree 17%. strongly disagree 41-point 1% and as you can see many of the residents are not offended by the non sexual nudity of others. the results of this poll to our knowledge is the only empirical
our efforts not only in the city, but at the international airport. thank you for being here. also, with our partners in the police department. thank you so much. we worked as a team here at the airport, with all of the members of the airport. team worked in the arena of public safety is essential. it is no different down here. we appreciate the partnership and the cooperation and support we get from the international airport. this is a huge illustration of that support. we enjoy a wonderful equipment, state of the art equipment for the airport, and i cannot thank you enough for that. i believe we will be giving tours. we will answer plenty of questions about the moose boat. it is about a 20 minute response to this area from the point. now we will have it with other marine equipment and vessels, and we will be able to get to where we need to much sooner. i saw mayor lee looking very closely at those jet skis. we call them personal watercraft. we will make sure we get a life vest on you. john martin is an expert swimmer. in case of emergency, we can send john in. thank you very much
at the beginning of how this even came to pass because it's typically not a mission of a city to go to an international destination. we've got a state department, we've got the military, we've got a lot of organizations at the federal level that do this all the time. so it seems a little bit of a one-off for a city to be involved. but when i say it's a story of people and a story of community, it really does start right there. last halloween, so we're talking on the eve of -- in the aftermath of fleet week, as it were, october is a really busy month for us here in san francisco. it starts off with fleet week and it ends with halloween so it's two cresendo events. last halloween diana who you see running around here, key to the organization, who does most of the logistics to make this happen, and i went to get dinner at a local establishment. it's called hays and kabob and we went to get dinner on our way to the operations center hoping nobody would celebrate too much so we could get out of there at a decent hour. when we went there, we were both in our black eem polos and we st
that cam off yesterday morning. the missing piece was found on the runway at kansas city international airport. the plane this just taken off for denver. >>> a radar image shows the plane's path. the pilot circled kansas city for 30 minutes to burn off some fuel. a passenger said the flight attendants were shaken but the plane landed safely, no one was injured. the aircraft is getting a full inspection. not a good sign when the flight attendants are shaken. >> you can see the engine from the window and you're look, oh, my god, you know? that's scary. >> a little scary. >> i bet traffic is light. >> yeah. >> just a get. >> not scary out the . >> we're falling asleep over here in the traffic department. almost nothing going on. we have a fender-bender but as you can see there is no delay behind it because there's hardly any cars on the road. northbound 680 approaching highway 237 if you are heading through milpitas, they got one lane blocked northbound. so here is what it looks like outside. we're doing great if you are heading towards the oakland coliseum. no delay out towards the macar
to and from other cities. oakland international airport not reporting significant delays, neither is san jose but officials in three airports urge you to call before heading to airports. for up to the minute information on delays check out flight tracker on the front of our web site. >> morning commuters in the park. the storm knocked out lights about an hour, no metering lights. that caused a lot of pack ups and made navigating those merging lanes chaotic. before 6:30, the lights on the western suspension span began to flicker on. you can see. it took three minutes for the span to light up again. >> flooding is a big concern in parts of sonoma county under a flash flood warning today. >>/r7ç businesses suffered heavy damage in 2005. awc 7 news reporter was w.more now from petaluma. >> from yesterday, about four and a half feet from yesterday, yesterday, we're seeing ground, grass, puddle autos andrew knows the creek well, is behind his office building. he knew rain was coming. still, volume of water appearing suddenly in the creek was still a surprise. but at least water is staying in the c
target, the damascus international airport, about 12 miles southeast of the city. heavy bombardments reported today in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target and gave a stark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport forced the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped altogether. a rebel takeover of the airport would also cut off weapons supplies to allies like iran. >> it has the country's longest runways. it's from that location that jets from iran land. they're carrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, would allow the rebels to begin their push toward damascus, without the threat of resupply. >> reporter: that makes it far too valuable to forces loyal to bashar alsad. >> in egypt president mohamed morsi has canceled the decree that sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers. but protesters in care row's tahrir square aren't impressed. they say a referendum on the new constitution would
details into the investigation of the school shooting and international condolences from vatican city to kabul. we'll be right back. ,, ,, we have learned so far aboue shootings in connecticut. this te police . >>> welcome back. he's a summary of what we have learned so far about the shootings in connecticut. this morning, the state police spokesman said the violence was confined to two classrooms and a hallway. >> and he pointed out that there is a lot of misinformation going on social media sites, including state messages from the gunman who is now dead. of the 20 children killed, eight were boys, 12 twirls and -- girls and the young was were six girls. all six killed were women, including the principal. the gunman used a high-powered rifle registered to his mother and police say he shot her to death earlier on friday. now, police say she had no connection to the school that is a departure from what they were saying the last few days. >> meanwhile, there is global reaction to the tragedy. pope benedict xvi said he is praying for the family and victims and afghan president karzai exp
of 29th avenue and international boulevard. the grassroots operation is calling on city officials to make public safety a priority. >> preparations are underway for the 124th annual rose parade. volunteers are getting the impressive floats parade ready. this year's theme is "oh, the places you'll go." the parade features the valley christian high school band from san jose. you can watch the parade new year's morning at 8:00 right here on abc-7 news. leigh glaser is off today but lisa argen. it's been really cold. >> lisa: temperatures taking a tumble. we'll see fog in the north and east bay valleys. this is from the emeryville camera. temperatures this morning, chilly with the rain. tomorrow morning and monday morning, we could see some frost, and we're not done, with the possibility of high elevation snow. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. we do have some rain from southern california and also the snow in the mountains. so, this is the same system that dropped parallel to the coast yesterday, and brought most of the reason to the south bay and the higher elevations. right now, i
international parks conference in 2015 in which we are going to be welcoming cities from all over the country to learn how we do it here in san francisco. and then, just last month, and a big thank you to all of you, san francisco voters approved proposition b. the cleanest safe neighborhood parks fund which allows us to renovate and juvinate your parks. 83 years ago, uncle john mcclarin and if you go in the gm office you can see a picture of him. started the tradition of lighting this mile-long stretch of trees started and ending here in front of the lodge where he lived for a number of years. so this, this is san francisco official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tree. it is a cyrus that is more than 100 years old closer to 130 years old and tonight it sports over 550 christmas holiday lights. >> so i really want to give a big shout out to the rec and parks staff that has continued the tradition and i want to thank all of them and single out a few, bob pelosio who organized tonight's event. and i also want to single out loranie bamford whose team put this on and our entire recrea
architectural [speaker not understood] which is an international event which occurs every two years and obviously one of the most spectacular cities in the world. what i want to talk about is not the travel experience, but what the united states did in response to the general heading of the [speaker not understood] common ground. in the past [speaker not understood] deals with architecture and focuses on the different countries. obviously the u.s. has obviously great contributions and high-rise buildings and that was for many years a reoccurring theme by which we really showed the promise of this country in developing high-rise buildings and pushing the design and the structural solutions pretty much to the extreme artist of world architecture. this time, though, and i am extremely happy about it, we really participate in the discussion about common ground. and skipping fast forward to the u.s. pavilion, we chose the response to being spontaneous interventions which focused on citizen and individual-driven innovations and improving the urban environment. and can you having to the po
of east oakland, one of the city's toughest areas it happened in the span of just three hours. crime scene technicians were still gathering evidence this afternoon across the street from abdellaoui. >> we hear things happening in oakland but usually on international avenue or other places. >> reporter: it's not the only city to hire this man to help fight crime. brad bradley is the former police chief that brought down crime in new york and los angeles. >> you can't say that's a bad choice. let's hope he's a good fit. >> reporter: burress is a long time outspoken critic of the oakland police department. >> surprising that the city has retained bill bratton at this stage in light of the fact that we're in the process of seeking to obtain a compliance director that would have substantial responsibilities. >> reporter: credentials aside, burress doesn't think one person will cut crime in oakland but at a media conference yesterday, police chief howard jordan seemed willing to give it a try. >> i take ownership adds t he -- ownership as the chief of police that this crime is happening on my wa
internally, but you can actually see it on the outside. so, when people are walking around the city they can actually see the green and environmental aspects. >> what better way to show that the puc cares about the environment and the puc is going to show everyone else, you can do this, too. and you can do it in a way that makes sense, that's affordable, and that is better for the environment. >> and this is the most energy efficient government building in the united states today, if not the world. and it is an example that the entire united states can look to and say, that's what we need to do to save our city hundreds of millions of dollars in energy consumption a year and set an example to everybody of how to save energy, to be green, to be sustainable, to be responsible. the city is leading the way. >> it will be immediately recognizable and iconic from various parts of the city or even if you see a picture. that's the sfpuc building. it's a wonderful building. ♪ ♪ >> gangdom style. (music). [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the cast of steve silver's beac
's one of the graduate interns and mentor him in his production company start up. all the cities and the program's investment in tech sf for continuing to provide pathways for people like me for us and show us connections between our passion for media and technology and turn that passion not just into a job but a career so thank you very much. [applause] >> and rhonda simmons director of the office of workforce development position and then we will following this we will close. [applause] >> wow it's been a long time coming for this. so started about two years ago with the grant process and i want to thank again mayor lee for the support and submitting the proposal. like he said we have roughly $8 million to do this over the four year period of time. you can seat students before us. the goal is placement ultimately and make sure they're placed in the field of technology. if you have been in this cycle and you have done work for us you know it's all based on the labor market and we're in a boone in this town and one of the reasons we were able to secure the grant is san franc
the lamborghini was going. >> i think no matter who was driving, it's offensive to our city. they're investigating internally who it was. >> reporter: supervisor david chew represents district 3, which is the tunnel. >> this is dangerous, and inappropriate behavior. we can't have folks going 100 miles per hour through the broadway tunnel. >> reporter: the posting has since been removed, and he said they weren't drunk or going 100 miles per hour. and that he was neither driving or shooting the video. i confirmed that he did have access to an orange lamborghini, but not a convertible. interestingly, the posting was removed around the time i told the san francisco police chief president about the video. his reaction? an exasperated look on his face. john is a khaki, -- john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> phillip tong is accused of stealing from the bank of america in the richmond district. they tracked him down from a finger print on a note handed to the teller. >>> new information tonight about a single car accident that happened yesterday in santa clara county. investigators identified the driv
, it's offensive to our city. they're investigating internally who it was. >> reporter: supervisor david chew represents district 3, which is the tunnel. >> this is dangerous, and inappropriate behavior. we can't have folks going 100 miles per hour through the broadway tunnel. >> reporter: the posting has since been removed, and he said they weren't drunk or going 100 miles per hour. and that he was neither driving or shooting the video. i confirmed that he did have access to an orange lamborghini, but not a convertible. interestingly, the posting was removed around the time i told the san francisco police chief president about the video. his reaction? an exasperated look on his face. john is a khaki, -- john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> phillip tong is accused of stealing from the bank of america in the richmond district. they tracked him down from a finger print on a note handed to the teller. >>> new information tonight about a single car accident that happened yesterday in santa clara county. investigators identified the driver as 54-year-old gregory salter. they say he d
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